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Worship Quotes

"You can tell who is being worshiped on Sunday morning in a given church by whom the service is attempting to please." - Michael Horton
"Worship is the heart’s response to the goodness of God in the breadth of human experience." - Stuart Townend
"The worship team is not meant to be the church's jukebox. Its purpose is not to play everyone's favorite song."
"I need each of you to sing mercy into my ears so that I will have the courage to confess my sins." - Paul Tripp
"The inner essence of all worship is experiencing Christ as more satisfying than anything that you lose in death and everything that you have in life." - John Piper
"Worship from the heart can only go as high as it is deep in theology." - John Macarthur
"Worship in such a way as to make hypocrites uncomfortable. As Bunyan put it, 'that the company of the saints would be too hot for them.'" - Douglas Wilson
"The Christian's instinct of trust and worship are stimulated very powerfully by knowledge of the greatness of God." - JI Packer
"Legalism lacks the supreme sense of worship. It obeys but it does not adore." - Geerhardus Vos
"Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship." - Eugene Peterson
"For a human being there can be no vacuum of non-worship. One is either submitted to God in the doing of his will and the glorifying of his name, or one is submitted to someone, or something else." - Tom Schreiner
This pretty bird, O! how she flies and sings, But could she do so if she had not wings? Her wings bespeak my faith, her songs my peace; When I believe and sing my doubtings cease. - John Bunyan
"No man ever errs on the side of giving too much honour to God the Son." - JC Ryle
"The mark of the true church is an expanding witness to the presence of God." - Greg Beale
"To be truly happy, a man must have sources of gladness which are not dependent on anything in this world."- JC Ryle
"Churches sing because their new hearts can’t help but echo the Word which has given them life." -Jonathan Leeman
"We need God’s help, by his Spirit, to worship him properly…it takes a miracle of God to make a worshipper." - Vaughan Roberts
"Corporate worship is designed to remind you that the world is ruled by a wise, gracious and capable King and he is not you." - Paul Tripp
"Come, weary souls, with sin distressed, Come and accept the promised rest; The gospel’s gracious call obey, And cast your gloomy fears away." - Anne Steele
"Can a man think it wise to occupy himself with frivolities throughout the whole of his earthly existence?" - Spurgeon
"We are to make melody in our hearts before it ever reaches our lips." - Ron Man
"When the church is gathered together in the name of God, the glory of God is the aim of our melody making." - Matt Boswell
"God is pleased when our worship reflects our need and his bounty, our bankruptcy and his riches, our folly and his wisdom, our weakness and his strength, our emptiness and his fullness, our hunger and his rich food, our thirst and his fountain of living water." - John Piper
"Every singer, instrumentalist, and choir member should share in facilitating the high calling of congregational singing." - Keith Getty. And also yo
"Biblical worship is the full-life response - head, heart, and hands - to who God is and what He has done." - Chris Collins
"True worship is like an uncontrollable alien bursting forth from the chest of the unsuspecting theologian." - Zac Hicks
"Worship is first your identity before it's ever your activity. You are a worshipper." - Paul David Tripp
"So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"If we lose our awe at what the Bible is, and the privilege and pleasure we have to hear it heralded week after week, we lose the clarifying and sustaining power under everything else we love at church." - Marshall Segal
"Feelings are a good servant, but a bad master." - Dallas Willard
"The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience." - Oswald Chambers
"Praise is the end of prayer and preaching." - Charles Spurgeon
"To 'glorify' something simply means to enjoy it & then tell everyone how good it is. We all do this, continually. We were built to do this." - Matt Papa
"Authentic worship is not perfect worship. It stands in continual need of examination, repentance, increased depth and humility as well as outpouring meekness and humility." - Harold Best
"Corporate worship ought to be thoughtful and provocative, motivating and inspiring, appealing to our minds, emotions and wills." - David Peterson
"To be stirred by singing is to be human, and it's a means of grace to God's church that such a gift is so easily accessible." - Mike Cosper
"Music does not make God more present or bring us into God's presence. Only Jesus does that." - Bob Kauflin
"Christ-centered, thank-filled worship is the capstone over everything else we are and do in this life." - Tony Reinke
"We sing to encourage one another, we sing to teach and admonish one another, but ultimately, we sing so we can praise God together, as God’s people." -Tim Challies
"Perhaps our biggest reason for our lack of wonder is our lack of gratitude." - Matt Papa
"The choir need preaching as much as anybody." - John Piper
"Nothing in the universe is as beautiful and captivating and satisfying as God!" - Sam Storms
"All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God." - Psalm 86:9-10
"Run, run, and work the law commands Yet finds me neither feet nor hands But sweeter news the gospel brings It bids me fly and lends me wings" - John Bunyan
"Worship is not something we work up, it's something that comes down to us from God." - Sinclair Ferguson
"How marvelous that nearly all believers walk into the gathered service with a divinely designed musical instrument–the voice. We should emphasize it." - Thabiti Anyabwile
"I've heard it often said, 'Show me a man's checkbook, and I'll tell you where his heart is.' Similarly we might say, 'Show me how you worship, and I'll tell you your theology.'" - Zac Hicks
"Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, 'I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea." - Exodus 15:1
"The atmosphere of Christian worship is the soul delighting in God." - Matt Boswell
"The gospel is the heart of Christianity, and so it should be at the heart of our churches." - Mark Dever
"Hymns don't just meet us where we are. Sometimes they model for us places we need to be." - Kevin Twitt
"Singing God’s truth has a unique way of helping us internalize it like nothing else." - Tommy Walker
"Corporate worship is designed to draw your eyes away from the tainted beauty of sin and toward the pure beauty of your Savior, Jesus Christ." - Paul Tripp
"If your church isn't singing, you're doing it wrong. Period." - Mike Cosper
"Every gift from God is meant to draw attention to God & create fresh affections for him." - CJ Mahaney
"The Bible is the revelation of who God is, and worship sets must be saturated with Scripture or they are worthless." - Matt Papa
"In the midst of the assembly I will sing Your praise." - Hebrews 2:12
"Worship is what we think about God going into top gear! Instead of merely thinking about Him, we tell Him, in prayer and praise and song, how great and glorious we believe Him to be!" - Sinclair Ferguson
"The purpose of theology is doxology; we study in order to praise." - J.I. Packer
"Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout aloud to the God of Jacob!" - Psalm 81:1
"Corporate worship is a regular gracious reminder that it's not about you. You've been born into a life that's a celebration of another." - Paul David Tripp
"If believers worship with gladness and passion, anyone not yet a part of the community certainly will be attracted to the One who is the object of their worship." - Marva Dawn
"It is the voice of the Church that is heard in singing together. It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Worship songs can't just be rooted in culture - they won't be deep enough. They have to be rooted in scripture." - Matt Redman
"We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian...and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal." - JI Packer
"Worship doesn't happen when a guy gets on a stage w/ a guitar. It happens when faith-filled eyes behold the glory of Christ." - Matt Pappa
"We need to cultivate hearts that are ready to change, ready to be moulded and shaped by the loving hands of God as we offer ourselves wholeheartedly in worship." - Stuart Townend
"The worship of the living and true God is essentially an engagement with him on the terms that he proposes and in the way that he alone makes possible." - David Peterson
"Certainly true worship invigorates, but to plan invigoration is not necessarily to order worship." - JI Packer
"We do not go to church to worship, but, already at worship, we join our brothers and sisters in continuing those actions that should have been going on-privately, family, or even corporately - all week long." - Harold Best
"Never does a person see any beauty in Christ as a Savior, until they discover that they are a lost and ruined sinner." - J.C. Ryle
"The church that can’t worship must be entertained. And leaders who can’t lead a church to worship must provide the entertainment." - A.W. Tozer
"The temple in which the Lord Jesus delights most, is a broken and contrite heart, renewed by the Holy Spirit." - J.C. Ryle
"Worshiping God in spirit and truth involves magnifying the way God has shown his greatness in Jesus Christ and his glorious work of redemption." - Bob Kauflin
"God’s purpose in redemption is to make worshipers out of rebels." - A.W. Tozer
"Worship is the highest and noblest activity of which man, by the grace of God, is capable." - John Stott
"If there's no Scripture in the worship set, then it's not really a worship set." - Matt Papa
"Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ." - Spurgeon
"I love the intensity of the Psalms. No one ever sounds bored about God or about life in the Psalms." - Matt Redman
"A discovery of the glory of God in the face of Christ gives life to the soul, and this maintains life, as bread doth the life of the body." - Jonathan Edwards
"You have made us for Yourself, oh God; and our hearts are restless until they rest in You." - St. Augustine
"There is no greater battle than the battle to delight in God above all else." - John Piper
"To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer." - Martin Luther
"He who sings, prays twice." - Augustine
"Christians Sing: Remember God's word, respond to God's grace, reflect God's glory." - Bob Kauflin
"Strong affections for God, rooted in and shaped by the truth of Scripture - this is the bone and marrow of biblical worship." - John Piper
"Worship is our innermost being responding with praise for all that God is, through our attitudes, actions, thoughts, and words, based on the truth of God as He has revealed Himself." - John MacArthur
"When we worship God as we ought that's when the nations listen." - Edmund Clowney
"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't." - John Piper
"If the corporate worship in the church leaves people unchanged, the church is not really worshipping." - John MacArthur
"The person who would worship God must therefore have a faithful commitment to the Word of God." - John MacArthur
"Biblical public worship does not find its justification in what is thought to please me or the people around me, but in what is known to please God, according to what God has authorized in the Bible." - Daniel R. Hyde
"Let us pray that through his Word and by his Holy Spirit, the Lord would fill us with reverence and awe, so that when we come before him, we might express our submission and homage in ways that please him." - Daniel Block
"When we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing. We worship anything." - G.K. Chesterton
"A hymn is the praise of God with song; a song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice." - Thomas Aquinas
"It’s no good us complaining the congregation are behaving like an audience if we on the platform behave like performers." - Graham Kendrick
"Singing lends dignity and grace to sacred actions and has the greatest value in kindling our heart to a true zeal and eagerness to pray." - John Calvin
"We don't sing to God because life is good. We sing to God because God is good." - Jon Weece
"The praise of God which finds its concrete culmination in the singing of the community is one of the indispensable forms of the ministry of the church." - Karl Barth
"God gets more honor when we worship on the basis of what we know about him than he gets if we worship on the basis of what we don’t know." - John Piper
"Your worship services reflect what you really feel and believe about God's Word." - Kevin DeYoung
"Singing enables the soul to express deeply felt emotions that mere speaking cannot." - Sam Storms
"You arouse us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you have made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you." - Augustine
"Before we can move forward in worship, or move outward in mission, we fall down in repentance." -Trevin Wax
"Holy wonder will lead you to grateful worship and heartfelt thanksgiving." - Charles Spurgeon
"Anxiety is what happens when you pray to yourself." - Andrew Wilson
"The local church gathers for worship and scatters for witness, but the worship is witness and the witness is worship." - Matt Smethurst
"Any theology that does not lead to song is, at a fundamental level, a flawed theology." - J. I. Packer
"There is more mercy in Christ than sin in us." - Richard Sibbes
"A diet of unremittingly jolly choruses and hymns inevitably creates an unrealistic horizon of expectation which sees the normative Christian life as one long triumphalist street party - a theologically incorrect and a pastorally disastrous scenario in a world of broken individuals." - Carl Trueman
"Worship is communing with God, and it is this foremost: "An assembly of public worship is not merely a gathering of God's children with each other, but is, before all else, a meeting of the triune God with his covenant people." - A. Craig Troxel
"As men and women know less and less about a living spiritual experience, the more formal does their worship become." - Martyn Lloyd Jones
"Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline." - Elisabeth Elliot
"God tells us that worship must never be passive. Since worship is service, it requires involvement, action (yes, work) on our part." - John Frame
"The way to a rich subjective experience is, in the first instance, a clearer objective understanding of truth." - Martin Lloyd Jones
"A Christian should have joy and peace in believing [Rom 15:13]: It is his duty to abound in praise." - William Wilberforce
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. - Matthew 28:6
"[Worship] is not an escape from the world, rather it is an arrival at a vantage point from which we can see more deeply into the reality of the world." - Alexander Schmemann
“God’s friendship with men begins and grows through speech: His to us in revelation, and ours to Him in prayer and praise.” — J. I. Packer
"Music and liturgy can assist or express a worshiping heart, but they cannot make a non-worshiping heart into a worshiping one." — John MacArthur
"The astounding rapidity with which life flies often staggers me." - Charles Spurgeon
"A congregation is just as responsible to sing the gospel as the preacher is to preach it." - Harold Best
"By its worship, the Church becomes itself, becomes conscious of itself, and confesses itself as a distinct entity." - Jean-Jacques von Allmen
"Whoever takes the little finger of liturgy soon discovers that he has grabbed the whole fist of theology." - Dr. G. van der Leuw

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